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Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the countless people trapped in our muddled policy. and this in colorado, a swing state, where both romney and obama have been courting the large hispanic vote. that wouldn't have happened if my guest on this week's broadcast had been moderating the debate, but their participation was rejected by the tiny group of insiders who set the rules. that's a shame because george ram mows and maria elena sorena are two of the most popular journalists. they work for the most important spanish language network in the country, univision. i met them for the first time earlier this week when they were in town to receive the emmy award for lifetime achievement from the national academy of television arts and sciences. here's part of the video presentation that introduced them to the emmy audience. >> they're two of the most well-recognized journalists in the united states. pioneers and advocates. for more than two decades maria and george have informed million of hispanics through the popular evening newscast. their brand of journalism is characterized not only by subjective and perspectives, but
PBS
Oct 12, 2012 3:00am EDT
bit of difficulty in differentiating what he and romney would do in both iran and afghanistan than from what the administration is going now, most of his critiques were about things that occurred earlier than what will occur in the next year and on domestic issues i think probably as smart as ryan is, they have a problem on this tax question, because the fact of the matter is they haven't identified a single loophole. those will be voting issues, i am not sure. two other points. two crosscurrents here, charlie, one thing joe biden did tonight he put the middle class issue back on the agenda, it was basically taken off the table because of obama's pitiful performance last week and i think that helps the democrats if obama can capitalize on it, secondly the debate next fuse is a different format, it is a town hall and i think that makes it more difficult to criticize the other guy, so i think that makes the test a little bit harder for the president than just simply to come back from denver. >> rose:. >> charlie -- >> rose: yes. and then we go to mark. go ahead. >> on the point about
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 3:00am EDT
complex situation the issue romney raised is not illegitimate, it's all in the execution. >> rose: the question that remains for both administrations, is there a policy to look at the rise of the consequences of the arab spring and islamist governments? whether it's libya or syria or tunisia or egypt or other countries sdoshgs either of these candidates lay out a kind of strategic policy that's wise for the united states and a role to play that will be constructive? >> so foreign policy, you know, really, for the most part, has been largely absent from this campaign. i would argue the main reason for that, charlie, is that obama has i think conducted a quite efficient foreign policy. it hasn't been heroic but it's not a heroic age. i think hi he's basically kept the country safe and i don't think this is the time when americans are looking after two exhausting and incredibly costly wars in the middle east to be making big foreign policy initiatives. now, that said, we do have the arab spring and things happen on your watch, you've got to respond to them. and for my money, what i would
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
you both for being with us. peter feaver, to you first. we heard governor romney today criticize the president broadly for not rejecting strongly enough america's influence in the world. yet when it came to specifics, we didn't hear many details. so let me just ask you about a couple of different places in the world. what about when it comes to iran. what exactly governor romney be doing differently right now? >> well, this is the criticism that the obama campaign has leveled at the romney campaign for not being detailed and specific enough. when it comes to iran, the president hasn't laid out a red line that he said clearly he would enforce. when asked to be precise about what it means for iran not to possess a nuclear weapon, the articulation of the red line, he's been vague and says he doesn't want to parse it further. i think there's a certain element of ambiguity about where you would draw the line precisely so as to avoid being trapped by it. but the other point to make is that president obama has had several years. during those years the options that he took or the choices
PBS
Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
than that at a time when the romney campaign was essentially off the air. >> suarez: so they were able to maintain the romney campaign's presence even when governor romney was having trouble raising money for his campaign >> exactly. both these groups are 501c-4. that means they don't disclose their donors. this is a significant amount of money in a presidential campaign coming from unidentified donors >> suarez: is there a difference in what's being stressed because karl rove is one kind of political mind and the brothers have a different agenda. when you look at the ads, is there a different flavor to the two sets of appeals? >> not so much. the crossroads organization is really staffed with people who are interested in furthering the republican party's goals. and the coke brothers are the americans for prosperity is a coke brothers organization, grass roots, heavy emphasis on economic issues. but... and they're often rivals these two groups. but here they are united in attacking obama. all the ads they've done have been attack ads. >> suarez: there's a whole different infrastructure
PBS
Oct 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
. both president obama and governor romney have said they will prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon, even if that means military action. last week former defense secretary bob gates said a strike on iran's facilities would not work, and quote, could prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations. can the two of you be absolutely clear and specific to the american people how effective would a military strike be. congressman ryan. >> we cannot allow iran to gain a nuclear weapons capability. now let's take a look at where we've come from. when barack obama was elected, they had enough material, nuclear material to make one bomb. now they have enough for five. they're racing toward a nuclear weapon. they're four years closer to a nuclear weapons capable. we've had four different sanctions, three from the bush administration, one here. and the only reason we got it is because russia watered it down and prevented the sanctions from hitting the central bank. mitt romney proposed these sanctions in 2007, in congress i have been fighting for sanctions since 2009. the administration
PBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
most things. except this: glenna plans to vote for barack obama; kristin for mitt romney. when i'm not here, do you guys ever talk about this stuff? >> usually heatedly and in the car. >> we both have our positions. >> we both have our positions. well we both agree on gay rights and the availability of abortion. but she thinks the government should take more of your money and spread it around and i think the government should keep the hell off my money. >> ifill: we met the stewarts at the annual apple cider festival in the denver suburb of lakewood-- much valued voters both candidates need to win battleground colorado. the president deserves another chance, said 30-year-old glenna. >> i believe he was dealt a difficult hand and in spite of a lot of the negative things that happened, i believe he's doing the very best that he can. and i believe he can continue to do good things for this country. >> ifill: but you like romney? >> well... i like the republican point of view, shall we say. i like less government. i like less governmental interference in our lives. >> ifill: colorado w
PBS
Oct 13, 2012 2:30am EDT
operation. i think they have to do both. >> and that's not at all an unusual pattern. karen and i were both watching a focus group that peter hart did of undecided voters in ohio this week. and there was a lot of on the economy, i really like what governor romney is saying. but on all these other issues, health care, women's issues, abortion, he seems awfully conservative. couldn't we have a combination -- gwen: no, you can't have a combination. >> it's a choice. >> wufrnt things that doyle is mentioning -- one of the things that doyle is mentioning and pollsters have suggested president obama needs to be more articulate in these debates about what his vision is. there still isn't that hurdle crossed. gwen: we'll talk about what we think the president will have to do in his -- in this debate coming up next week. in our webcast. thank you all very much. only 3 1/2 more weeks until election day. some of you are even voting now. how will you keep up? join me every night on the pbs newshour and for special coverage of the second presidential debate tuesday night in hempstead, new york. read wha
PBS
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm EDT
kill list. >> mitt romney doesn't have an ideological bone in his body, as far as i can tell. >> and destiny. >> what unites both of these characters is this sense that there was a place that they were going, a destiny that they had. >> tonight ofrontline, "the choice 2012." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding is provided by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. additional funding is provided by the park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. and by the frontline journalism fund. >> in massachusetts, in a political fight that ted kennedy probably never imagined... >> kennedy's seventh campaign has become a desperate struggle for survival... >> this year he in his toughest race ever against a political newcomer... >> it's youth versus age, the senate's leading liberal against a wildly successful venture capitalist. >> we get a call from the boston polic
PBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. instant polls split on who won last night's confrontation, but both camps claimed victory. vice president biden moved on today to wisconsin, paul ryan's home state. >> anyone that watched that debate, i don't think there's any doubt that congressman ryan and i, governor romney and the president, we have a fundamentally different vision for america. and quite frankly a fundamentally different value set. >> woodruff: democrats had been down after president obama's performance last week, but the vice-president aggressively challenged every point ryan made, prompting this exchange. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress... >> ( laughs ) >> ...to make up for lost ground, but i think people would be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> well, don't take all the four minutes, then. >> woodruff: the president was quick to hail that performance immediately after the debate. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. i thought he made a very strong case. >> woodruff: republican ryan sounded upbeat about how he'd don
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